EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: Harper Design’s New “Crimes of Grindelwald” Tie-In Books

If your Monday is off to a rough start, we’ve got something special that’s sure to cheer you up – an EXCLUSIVE look at three new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald tie-in books from Harper Design! If you remember the beautiful books Harper released for the first Fantastic Beasts movie, you’re not going to want to miss these!

All three of the following titles will be released in conjunction with the film on November 16. While that means the secrets they contain are going to stay secret a while longer, you’ll at least be able to relive the magic of Crimes of Grindelwald long after you leave the theater!


Lights, Camera, Magic!: The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald



Explore the filmmaking magic behind the story in Lights, Camera, Magic!, and visit a wizard’s hatful of brand new locations never before seen on screen.

The compelling narrative tells the full story behind the film, from script to screen, with profiles of the key characters and revealing insights from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and many others. Also included are sections on Costume, Set Design, Make-up, Special Effects, and Props, all of which are illuminated by interviews with Academy Award®-winners David Heyman, David Yates, Stuart Craig, Colleen Atwood, and a magical army of other crew. Packed with exciting photos that reveal the filmmaking process in discerning detail, and officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this is the definitive adult companion book to the film, and perfect introduction to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Preorder your copy of Lights, Camera, Magic! right here.


The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald



The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, curated by concept artist Dermot Power, and filled with unique insights from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves about the filmmaking journey, takes you on a thrilling journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob in the Wizarding World.

Beautifully designed, and bursting with hundreds of dazzling production paintings and concept sketches, intricate card models of the sets, storyboards, and matte paintings, and sumptuously printed with “magical effects” and enhanced with unique removables, this finely crafted book—officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products—presents a visual feast for readers, and a truly immersive experience for fans of Fantastic Beasts.

Preorder your copy here.


The Crimes of Grindelwald: Magical Adventure Coloring Book



Filled with dazzling drawings to color, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Magical Adventure Coloring Book irresistibly draws you into J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World once again. This third coloring book based on the Warner Bros. movie leads you on a coloring adventure through the story, capturing the most magical and exciting scenes, including characters, locations, and beasts available nowhere else, and takes coloring books to the next level with a special gatefold that unfolds into one gigantic coloring page. With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Magical Adventure Coloring Book you can paint the Wizarding World in a new palette all of your own choosing!

You can preorder the coloring book right here, and check out a sneak preview of some sample spreads here.

Harper Design also has two other tie-in books now available for preorder. In case you missed the announcement of these titles amid all the recent Potter news, here’s a bit about them.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic



Bursting with scoops, exclusives, and candid insights from the actors and filmmakers that it wasn’t possible to reveal until now, Movie-Making News celebrates Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with features and snippets on the characters, beasts, costumes, and special effects, plus a host of filmmaking facts to tantalize readers. Written in a breezy, accessible style, and designed to mimic a real newspaper, it will also include a color “Late Edition” that offers early photos and insight into what the future holds for Newt, Jacob, Tina, and Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic will be released on October 2 – hopefully, it will be just enough to tide you over until Crimes of Grindelwald is released on November 16. Preorder your copy here, and check out some exclusive spreads from the book here!


The Archive of Magic: The Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald



If you already own one of MinaLima’s children’s classics published by Harper Design, you know their partnership results in high-quality, exquisite books.

Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are back! In The Archive of Magic, an exciting full-color companion volume to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, readers are transported behind the scenes of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World for an enchanting, close-up look at Newt Scamander and his colorful trove of cohorts—beasts and wizards alike—alongside familiar names from the Harry Potter universe, including Albus Dumbledore and Nicolas Flamel, as they face off against the evil forces of Gellert Grindelwald, one of the world’s most powerful Dark wizards. Brimming with filmmaking secrets, behind-the-scenes photography, and stories from the cast and crew, this keepsake treasury features several removable facsimile reproductions of props and other materials from the movie, along with some very special effects, for a truly fantastic experience.

The Archive of Magic features a forward by Jude Law and will be released on November 16. You can preorder your copy right here.


Which titles are you most eager to get your hands on?

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.